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By Alex La Guma,Christopher J. Lee,Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o,Blanche La Guma

In 1978, the South African activist and novelist Alex l. a. Guma (1925–1985) released A Soviet Journey, a memoir of his travels within the Soviet Union. Today it stands as one of many longest and such a lot substantial first-hand debts of the USSR through an African writer. los angeles Guma’s publication is therefore a unprecedented and demanding record of the anti-apartheid fight and the chilly conflict interval, depicting the Soviet version from an African standpoint and the explicit which means it held for these envisioning a destiny South Africa. for plenty of participants of the African nationwide Congress and the South African Communist occasion, the Soviet Union represented a political approach that had accomplished political and financial justice via socialism—a perspective that has due to the fact that been misplaced with the cave in of the USSR and the top of the chilly struggle. This re-creation of A Soviet Journey—the first on account that 1978—restores this imaginative and prescient to the historic list, highlighting how activist-intellectuals like l. a. Guma seemed to the Soviet Union as a paradigm of self-determination, decolonization, and postcolonial improvement. The creation via Christopher J. Lee discusses those parts of los angeles Guma’s textual content, as well as situating l. a. Guma extra widely in the intercontinental areas of the Black Atlantic and an emergent 3rd international. featuring a extra expansive view of African literature and its international highbrow engagements, A Soviet Journey can be of curiosity to readers of African fiction and non-fiction, South African historical past, postcolonial chilly struggle stories, and radical political thought.

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